Shot Show Day 1 - The PSAK-E

Posted by Kris Vermillion on January 23, 2019
Posted in: Rifles News & Releases
Shot Show Day 1 - The PSAK-E

Day One of SHOT Show 2019 is in the books, and we had a blast.

All week long we will be introducing you to new, fun things from both Palmetto State Armory and some of your other favorite brands that are here in Las Vegas for SHOT.

Today we'd like to introduce you to the new standard for the AK-47 platform.

This is the Palmetto State Armory AK-E. This enhanced AK-47 features a forged bolt and front trunnion and a nickel-boron-coated forged carrier. Forging has proven to be a stronger, more durable process for firearms components. The nickel boron coating on the carrier will allow a smoother shooting experience throughout the course of fire with the additional benefit of being easier to clean once the rifle is ready to be put back in the safe.

The addition of an FNCold Hammer Forged barrel makes this the best of the best in the AK offerings from Palmetto State Armory. Cold Hammer Forging is a process for producing barrels that allows the barrel to maintain its integrity throughout a higher rate of firing. In short: cold hammer forging lets you shoot a lot of rounds really fast without ruining your barrel.

The Truth About Guns was able to take a tour of FN's barrel production shop and had this to say about the Cold Hammer Forging process:

Cold hammer forging involves bashing the barrel from all sides with hammers and forcing them to contact onto a tool, a mandrel, inside the barrel which has the mirror image of the desired rifling on it. Hammer forging has been proven to be the most accurate method of barrel production, providing a longer useful barrel life and greater accuracy.

Look for the PSAK-E to hit the shelves late 2019. Price point to be determined.

About Kris Vermillion

About Kris Vermillion

Kris Vermillion is a lifelong shooter who focuses his training on defensive shooting techniques and the shooter's mindset. Kris works with the Palmetto State Armory E-Commerce and Marketing teams.

1 year ago at 2:54 AM
I have several Chi-Com AK's and That looks Cool to me. I will give it a shot. :))
1 year ago at 5:28 AM
So much want.
1 year ago at 10:22 AM
How about fixing the AKV first?
1 year ago at 9:09 PM
You should offer a generous trade in allowance for those of us who bought earlier generations of PS-AK's.
Justin Grimes
1 year ago at 8:32 AM
please start using 1/2-28 and 5/8-24 muzzle threads!!!!
1 year ago at 9:16 PM
great! ak is supposed to be cheaper than ar but due to importation ban, it is not. Wish this psak-e will be a real usa made ak that is on par with wasr10 or even better, at a competitive price.
1 year ago at 11:09 PM
What's the finish on other components? Is the bolt NiB, or just the carrier? Is the barrel nitrided or chrome lined? Anything for the receiver?
1 year ago at 10:07 AM
Will the enhanced AK platform be available in other calibers? People would love to see it in 5.45x39.
1 year ago at 6:18 PM
I cannot wait for this!!!! Thank you PSA!!!
Chad Freytag
1 year ago at 9:23 PM
When can I get my hands on one or these
1 year ago at 6:32 AM
Have you guys released a date yet for the June release?
Scott Braden
1 year ago at 3:23 PM
Any news on this? Been waiting for the release....
Dayron Monzon
1 year ago at 11:18 PM
apparently, tomorrow 6/19 according to a youtuber that interviewed kris at shot show the video is called \"Palmetto State Armory's Upcoming AK releases\" if wrong them oh dang if right tomorrow we shall see them up for sale.
1 year ago at 12:56 AM
Palmetto, Is there an official release date? Many of us are eager
1 year ago at 5:29 PM
Great concept! How about adding an adjustable gas system? Sure would like to hear some news of progress.
Brian Lewis
11 months ago at 9:25 PM
Definitive arms makes one.
Dayron Monzon
1 year ago at 11:18 PM
so, here we are... in July and nothing, any news on the rifle?
Jake R S
1 year ago at 5:04 AM
Rock on PSA! It’s a good deal an AK comes from one manufacturer (barrel excluded) and not a modified parts kit. Put out a traditional version that has facilities for a cleaning rod and I’m in for two. And get that buffer tube off that AK buffer tubes on AKs are as asinine as mufflers on electric cars. even though it’s not PSA’s style To keep pushing up market but how awesome would it be if they had a mulled version.
Youcef Djoudi
1 year ago at 1:13 AM
it is almost the end of JULY and no AKE yet?
1 year ago at 7:15 AM
Now it’s august. Still no AK-E...
M-128 Tac
9 months ago at 2:22 PM
Now it's October and still no AKE...
Beau Marshall
8 months ago at 3:35 AM
Any updates on release date?
8 months ago at 10:32 AM
When will the PSAK-E and hopefully PSAK-E pistol be released? It's almost Christmas and I need something to get myself.
7 months ago at 5:39 PM
We are very close to release! Please look for more info coming at Shot!
jeff johnson
7 months ago at 6:16 PM
Can we pre-order?
7 months ago at 9:57 PM
Unfortunately we do not have any plans for pre-orders at this time. We are very close to release! It will be at Shot or before!
7 months ago at 5:48 PM
We are very close to release! Please look for more info at Shot this year, if not before!
7 months ago at 11:03 PM
Can’t get any later in 2019 than December...
7 months ago at 3:37 PM
The AK-E will be released at Shot Show, if not before!
Alex O
7 months ago at 6:34 AM
Hopefully it will come in a barreled receiver version too for the rest of us outside the Free States. California edition for the freedom castrated people. Atlantic offers similar products too.
7 months ago at 3:44 PM
Unfortunately we do not have any plans to sell just the barreled receivers.
Mike Schnitzer
6 months ago at 8:21 PM
Will the AK-e be released by the time SHOT Show 2020 starts?
6 months ago at 10:15 PM
The AK-E will be officially released at Shot Show, if not before!
Digger dan
5 months ago at 6:57 PM
they did.